SD News

State Fair Centennial Stage Seeks South Dakota Talent

The South Dakota State Fair and entertainer Sherwin Linton are in search of guest entertainers for one of Linton?s fifteen shows on the AARP Centennial Stage during the 2018 South Dakota State Fair, which runs Aug. 30 through Sept. 3.

Braille and Talking Book Library Summer Reading Program kicks off June 3

"Libraries Rock" is the theme of the 2018 South Dakota Braille and Talking Book Library Summer Reading Program. This year?s program will run from June 3 to July 14 and is open to all youth registered with the South Dakota Braille and Talking Book Library ages birth to 19.

Roberts County Fatal Crash

SISSETON, S.D. ? One person died and three others were injured Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash southwest of Sisseton.

Codington County Fatal Crash

WATERTOWN, S.D. ? A 67-year-old man died Friday in a motorcycle and semi-truck/trailer crash west of Watertown.

Name Released in Hand County Fatal Crash

MILLER, S.D. ? A 26-year-old Conde, S.D., resident has been identified as the person who died Monday night in a one-vehicle crash north of Miller.

Governor's Column: $30.7 Million More To Support Education

If you?ve ever taken a course on psychology, you have probably heard of the marshmallow test. The social experiment was first initiated at Stanford in the 1960s and it involves sitting a child in a room by themselves with a marshmallow.

Summer Tourism Season in South Dakota Shows Promise

Thanks in part to a new peak season campaign, ?Great Faces, Great Places,? the South Dakota Department of Tourism is expecting the launch of the peak tourist season this month to be another solid one for the state.

News Tips

The Extraordinary Cost Oversight Board will hold a special meeting via teleconference with a public listening place in Conference Room 5 on second floor of the MacKay Building, 800 Governors Drive.

Reminder Firewood from the Sioux Falls Area is Under Quarantine

As campers and other outdoor enthusiasts head to South Dakota State Parks for the traditional Open House weekend this Friday through Sunday, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) wants to remind individuals and families that firewood from the Sioux Falls area is under quarantine due to the discovery of an infestation of emerald ash borer in the area.

Campfire Permits Required on Private Land

South Dakota Department of Agriculture?s Wildland Fire Division is reminding the public that a campfire on private land within the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District requires a permit.